Samantha and Sam were married at Bargetto Winery in Santa Cruz CA in early September, and from the first moment I laid on eyes on them, I knew we’d have one hell of a celebration on our hands. Samantha’s radiant smile and raw emotion invites everyone near in close, she’s loving, kind and mighty soft on the eyes … if I do say so myself. Sam’s calm nature and contagious perma-grin had us at hello, and both of these lovely humans along with their family and friends made us feel right at home while giving us all of the creative freedom we could dream of. To be perfectly honest, I have no idea how they found us … perhaps something I should inquire about, but man am I glad they did! The Sams, as they’re often referred to, share, give and receive so much love, which was more than evident as their loved ones gathered to celebrate them on their wedding day. I absolutely adore these photos and I am so grateful to this gorgeous pair for allowing us to freely chase every single moment without limits, for opening their lives to us and for entrusting us to document one of the most important days of their lives, it was a true honor. Here are my favorite pictures from their beautiful Santa Cruz wedding.